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2chan japan rail thread, just for fun:

go http://dat.2chan.net/r/futaba.htm
bring something back, bonus points for translating.
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“The Kansai Airport Line is currently closed due to damaged track and wet ballast. We apologise for the inconvenience.”


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yeah uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
this doesn't help either


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Hence, track damage. The rail deck got misaligned, too.



>>6172 – Typhoon Jebi did that; threw that little tanker at the bridge that connects the Kansai International Airport to shore. Right now, there is only the downwind half of the road and a ferry that connect the airport to Osaka.


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Does anyone have the remember, remember the 12th of September chatsworth copypasta?

Pic unrelated

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third rail > overhead

Look how neat it looks.
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6 gigawatts is 6 billion watts or over 500 F40PH. I don't see sny trainset pulling that kind of power.


2,515 F40PH locomotives


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I think this might be the case with Eurostar because it can have only 4 shoes for the whole trainset while Oka has whole 16 current collectors, two for each 0.68 MW KATP-2 (КАТП-2) traction drive set, just a small current for each shoe to handle.
>The killer on 3rd rail is resistance.
Although I doubt resistance is much of a problem for a very thick steel rail, while steel is less conductive than copper the 3rd rail has dozens times larger cross section. The loss of voltage might be due to current leakage into the ground which seem to me as a perfectly usual thing for the 3rd rail, especially in wet conditions.

Electric traction "outpowered" the diesel traction long time ago, dude. But damn, have you even read what was under that spoiler in >>4840 ?
spoiler: it's not 6 GW actually


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>>4839 just imagine this beauty with overhead wires, ugh


But it already has wires over head :P

And third rail cant do power because of the leakage to ground, especially when wet… or any time it dam well pleases if in DC


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Here is a story about the PCCs http://forgotten-ny.com/2014/02/red-hook-trolleys-removed/ we also have a parts car (one of the other PCCs that was there) problem is nothing wants to move so it will be a problem getting them in the shop


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Here are some tricks that thanks to me cost the museums $6,000.




So did you save them money in a deal so they cost ONLY $6k, or did you do something to them and they had to be replaced for $6k?


I heard we're gonna get a pair of Taylor electric trucks that is all I knew about it. It all started on Facebook where everybody with bitching at steam town for scrapping a central Vermont caboose I joined in on the bitching because we could have used some of those parts. Someone mentioned that while everybody was complaining about the scrapped caboose another wooden car with about to be scrapped. I took this information to RYPN and started a thread "wooden car needs home OR ELSE" This thread was very successful and a lot of people got together and he ended up saving the car. Guess where the trucks were that we're gonna get, yep under that car I just helped save. If the car got scraped then we would have gotten the trucks, the new owners arrested to SELL us the trucks for $6,000.

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The delayed entry into service of the class 385s (caused in part by issues with windscreens) has resulted in some unusual traction turning up on the newly-electrified Glasgow Queen Street-Edinburgh Waverley route. Initially some class 380s were borrowed from south of the Clyde, but that resulted in older class 314s filling in on Inverclyde services, which wasn't too popular with customers. Now, a number of off-lease class 365 Networkers have been brought up from London to fill in the gaps. Class 385s are starting to appear now, but the 365s are due to remain with Scotrail until next year.


At least you know where to go to for a smile.


That train's just happy because it ran over three neds and scored a six-pack of Buckfast.

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We talked a lot about trains over the years but the important question is.. do you like planes too?
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gb2 /flyertalk/


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Planes are good too.



I've been waiting more than a month for someone to ask about automobiles and make the obvious joke but apparently it's not going to happen.


I think Smitty looks like John Candy… but that could be a false memory.


Sometimes happens on Sundays, when trains have four wheels, rubber tyres and 60 mph speed limiters.

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1. Don’t die.
2. Don’t make others die.
3. A good shift is when everyone gets to return home to their families. Make all shifts good shifts.

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Where has the urban rail thread gone?

Ah well.
So heah, Länsimetro opened today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zGvhYRgBBE

They had the student orchestra to delight the early morning visitors, of whom there wandered a reasonable number, everyone thinking they'd be almost alone. Later the day very small coffee, cake slice, bag and mug ceremony. As it's saturday, some probably use the new instrument for bar crawl right away.

So yeah, urban rail - the armchair foamer's rail. Always things happening.
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> as a kind of feeder system to metro and local rail stations and doesn't reach all the way to the city center.

Well mostly yes, although I wouldn't compare it to bus as the tram is usually more "mainline" service having an advantage of more capacity and speed due to many tracks being isolated from traffic, you could say tram in Moscow is more than a simple streetcar but still less than a full-fledged LRT. There is one line in the city center though and SPB has plenty of them.

> That there was a some sort of wye reversing going on at the bigger network, Lesnaya street?

I said, it was a reversing headshunt. Why else would you think Moscow required the Tatra-based double-sided MTTA-2 trams working in back-to-back pairs for? Pic related, you can clearly see the doors on the "wrong" side, though here it is already separated and passed to Krasnopresnenskoe depot.

> But, if the networks were re-connected, it would happen through Leningrad ave?

Dude, it makes me really uncomfortable that you're putting it like it never gonna happen. Like you know something I don't. There was an official announcement on the very high level that until 2020 both Moscow tram networks will be re-connected. It will be fully historically new route from Ostankino loop of the Central network through Timiryazevskaya and to the Dmitrovskaya loop (on the pic related) of the Krasnopresnenskaya (smaller) network, most likely with this routing, SEE THE LINK https://goo.gl/WW7nx9 What is more interesting it is planned as a compensation for the Moscow Monorail which should be disassembled by that time, which makes sense as its integration to the transport network is close to zero and the dedicated tram line would be like 500x more convenient mean of getting around the place.


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And oh God almighty I pray this re-connection will happen as announced! Because the Transport Department is infamous for not always keeping its promises… well technically it does but some of them are easily put on hold for years upon years. Because recently there are some rumors this re-connection not gonna happen as the line will go only until Timiryazevskaya and some claiming that this not gonna happen at all with the monorail abomination (it sure looks nice and fun to ride but it is a nightmare from the transit point of view) retained to remain ridiculously unprofitable.

See, the problem with Moscow tram is that under current mayor it is in a strange state of what you could call a "positive stagnation". They sure care well about what is left from the tram system after Luzhkov's rampage, upgrading rolling stock in massive amounts and doing adequate repairs of existing tracks but with improbably rare exceptions they won't even move a finger to expand the network. Sure, they restored line to Sokol almost right after it was closed in Luzhkov's last months as a mayor and did that little expansion from Lesnaya to Belorusskiy rail terminal but that's it, 1.6 km for 8 years with only 300 m being new track (not restored right after recent deconstruction). So if they would keep their word and pull this trick with Ostankino-Dmitrovskaya line it will be an unprecedented success totally unseen since the collapse of USSR. What I like about this line (which should be connected to Ostankino) is that it is very cozy and authentic so it is kinda sad that for now it is just a long appendix with no branches, I think it will be much more interesting when it will end up in the middle of the unified network.


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Well this was needlessly harsh.

I studied a bit about the Sun Metro and it appears to be one of the saner transit authorities. Still, this doesn't change the fact that as things stand now, it's yet another figure of eight heritage streetcar.

There may be some translation issues, what is broadly a "tram" in queens English is a "light rail" US, there's really no good term for these "streetcars", because such systems aren't really built here.

>reversing headshunt
Right, should have looked up the term and not assume anything. Didn't know the double sided cars operated back to back. Now they make that much more sense.


I meant that it was a deviation in that a city (in Texas, no less) was building a new streetcar line AND using rebuilt vintage cars for the service.


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Bump. I'm lurking too, but no content, empty head.

Anyway, the home town tram project is chugging along. The original chedule called for a vote after the council summer holidays, but obviously that didn't happen. Instead the transport board announced it's going to review british light rail systems, namely Nottinghamn, Manchester and London.

I don't know what to take of that. I mean our transport board's thinking that the UK is the most appropriate prototype for for our town :( I still count it as a positive sign that that they are taking their time with this and observing all tram cities. They already went to Nantes and Malmö to see what it takes to make dedicated infrastructure for the buses only.

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There are train cancellations and line closures due to a heatwave in Sweden.

A Swede could easily translate the Australian alert code WOLO to Watch Out – Line Overheating.


This bong knows exactly how they feel. I suppose it's part of the trade-off in using welded rather than jointed track.


You just up inspections in high heat. From what I gather about this Euro heat wave is that the temps are high, but not abnormally high. It's just persistently high. Which isn't really a concern with the rail because you account for those high temps when you lay the rail and cut in and take out rail seasonally.

They've pretty well figured out how to make ribbon rail work in the American west, I think Europe ought to know as well.


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Would be curious to see how railways around the world are adapted to their climates. The WOLO boards in Sydney are opened when ≥38°C is forecasted but in practice the speed restrictions don't affect OTR that much and even on days above 45°C cancellations aren't a thing. On the flipside, I imagine the rails would just shatter if it ever got to -10°C.

Spain seems fine too. Can get properly hot but doesn't have the heat related cancellations either.

But then you have the UK where it goes above 35°C rails warp and aircon fails, rails shatter or the wrong type of snow in winter, leaves on the line in autumn, and insects in spring. Four distinct seasons just like Japan!

All of Sydney is CWR and does fine. Keep the fasteners really tight for stability~


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This sun kink is said to be on a bridge on the Bothnia Line in northern Sweden.



The image above was, I believe, shot in 2014.

I noted a few media stating that some of the sun kinks plaguing Swedish railways were caused by thunderstorms. I shall guess that hot and tense rails were either miscooled by rain and/or misheated by lightning.

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